Maes Tegid

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Maes Tegid
Maes Tegid - geograph-471720.jpg
Full name Maes Tegid
Location Bala, Gwynedd, Wales
Coordinates 52°54′44″N 3°36′5″W / 52.91222°N 3.60139°W / 52.91222; -3.60139Coordinates: 52°54′44″N 3°36′5″W / 52.91222°N 3.60139°W / 52.91222; -3.60139
Capacity 3,000
Surface 3G Artificial Turf
Tenants
Bala Town F.C.

Maes Tegid is a community playing field in Bala, Wales. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and is the home ground of Bala Town. The stadium holds 3,000 people, with 504 seats and has been used by Bala Town since the 1950s. The seats at Maes Tegid are second-hand from Chesterfield and Coventry City, and were installed when Bala won promotion to the Welsh Premier League. Bala Town use Rhyl's Belle Vue stadium for European matches due to UEFA stadium regulations.

In January 2016, Bala Town begun discussions to install a synthetic 3G pitch at Maes Tegid.[1] In February 2016 it was announced by the Football Association of Wales that Bala Town had been successful in applying for a synthetic 3G pitch at Maes Tegid with completion due ahead of the 2016–17 Welsh Premier League.[2] In September 2016, the 3G artificial turf was successfully installed at Maes Tegid.[3]

The record attendance at Maes Tegid was set on 14 August 2009 in a match against Bangor City, with an attendance of 938.[4]

Maes Tegid has been called "The Most Beautiful Place to Watch Football in the UK" on various websites.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bala move closer to joining the 3G switch". Welsh Premier Football. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bala Town announce 3G plans for Maes Tegid". FA Wales. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "First Home Game!". Bala Town F.C. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Maes Tegid Visitors Guide". Bala Town F.C. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Bala Town Football Club - Clwb Peldroed Y Bala Town
  6. ^ Welsh Premier Football - Club Guides